Whitman School

School Grade Levels: K-5

7326 SE Flavel StPortland, OR 97206Ph 503-916-6370Fx 503-916-2684

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  • What's Happening at Whitman?


    Our Wildcats have worked hard all year on Being Safe, Responsible, and Respectful and filled our Paw Bin last month! We celebrated with an all school recess!

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  • Principal Ruth Tucker


     After receiving Whitman’s budget and FTE from the district this last week, we were able to maintain full time PE, full time Library, our RTI Specialist and all of our Educational Assistants. Unfortunately, Whitman will not have an Instructional Coach position next year. We feel confident in the skills and strengths of our educational team, and we know that we have a strong instructional plan that will continue to meet the needs of all our students.

    Over this last month, the Whitman community had the opportunity to stand up for inclusivity, diversity, and safe and welcoming learning environments. We are very proud of our Multicultural Night, which was very well attended. We had a lot of positive feedback from all of our families and students!

    We also marched together this past Wednesday, March 14th in unity and solidarity as our students exercised their rights in a way that made us proud and gave us hope. Thank you to the many volunteers who assisted with both events. We know you were key in helping make them successful.

    We hope you have a restful, joyful spring break!





    Ruth Tucker






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  • Message on April 20 student walkouts

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    Dear PPS Community,

    Please know that in collaboration with school administrators, district leadership actively monitored the hundreds of mostly middle and high school students who walked out of our schools today as part of a national demonstration against violence in schools. I am pleased to say that, by all reports, this was a peaceful and respectful event with no serious incidents. While these actions were not district-sponsored activity, I would like to extend my sincere thanks to all who helped keep students safe, starting with the students themselves who remained organized, calm and intentional throughout. Others who helped include Portland police, PPS security, and other PPS staff. Thank you all.

  • A message from Deputy Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Curtis on 2018-19 staffing levels

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    Portland Public Schools is in the process of allocating teaching staff at schools throughout the district. As has been true for many years, we are working within a budget that has been chronically underfunded by the state, and we are doing our utmost to make the most of the resources we have. Understandably, parents, students and PPS staff want to know what will happen at their specific schools. While precise allocations won’t be known until enrollment figures become clear in the fall, we can share what we know at this point, and answer many of the questions we have heard to date.

  • PPS Pulse, April 17, 2018

    In this week's PPS Pulse: Benson’s Curtis Wilson is state HS Principal of the Year; Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change
  • Martin Luther King Jr. School celebrates 50th anniversary of name change

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    It’s been 50 years since some impassioned students led the movement to rename their school after Martin Luther King, Jr. Last Friday, the community turned out in force to show appreciation, and to honor Dr. King with a huge celebration at the school.